515 Luke Mountain Road

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This majestic home, known as Pen-Y-Bryn, is located on Luke Mountain which has been designated as a historic location by both the National and State Registry.  The Luke Mountain District rises to a summit of over 1,600 feet.  The mostly wooded property provides exceptional views of the picturesque Alleghany Highlands while overlooking the City of Covington.  Three principle dwellings, each of which was built for a member of the Luke Family, are the dominant buildings on the mountain.  Each is an architect-designed residence of high quality in style and finish on the exterior and interior.

The listed property was the first built (1919) on the mountain.  Pen-Y-Bryn has two dominant elevations.  The entry façade, on the west side of the house, is linked to the driveway by a brick and cast-concrete porte-cochere, while an equally impressive garden façade on the opposite side of the house features a cast concrete tiered structure that leads down to terraced grounds.  At two-and-one-half stories, Pen-Y-Bryn incorporates over twenty rooms on three living levels in addition to a full walk out basement.

Pen-Y-Bryn’s interior incorporates comfortably scaled rooms with high quality finishes such as oak strip flooring, plaster walls and ceilings and simple architectural detail.  On the first floor the principle rooms include the hall, which extends the depth of the building featuring deep crown molding and the house staircase; the Living Room, with a craftsman influenced fireplace, beamed ceiling, quarter sawn oak paneling, and French doors; the Billiard Room; an Office with a separate outside entrance; a formal dining room; an adjoining Breakfast Room with an eastern exposure; two ½ Baths; and a suite of service rooms that include the Butlers Pantry, Kitchen, Servants Sitting Room, Porch, and Servants Staircase.  The second floor has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, several sleep porches, and a private sitting room with a fireplace. The attic level includes a suite of servant’s rooms with three bedrooms and one bath, also four additional bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Outside entertaining offers a large covered front porch and in ground pool surrounded by nostalgia.

Total square footage is 12,324
24+ Acres




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10 bedrooms




6 Full Baths



2 Half Baths